Tuesday, April 18, 2006

No Child Left Behind. Well...Almost Nobody

Captain's Quarters has a buzz-kill development in the No Child Left Behind Saga. The feds, states, and schools are conspiring to leave children behind.

Overall, AP found that about 1.9 million students — or about 1 in every 14 test scores — aren't being counted under the law's racial categories. Minorities are seven times as likely to have their scores excluded as whites, the analysis showed.

There is follow up on Congress reaction here.

With 100% compliance just a few years away, this kind of bureaucratic undermining is likely just the beginning. Obviously we aren't going to have a revolution that returns control of public education to districts and parents anytime soon. Just more and higher taxes.

I wish we would get serious about vouchers already.

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